MRL holds regular events, either on site, or in the field, each month:

Macro-invertebrate monitoring: In previous years, our ‘Bug Club’ operated monthly, and this year we have had the ‘UFO’ Identification Field Study group, both aimed at helping participants learn more about insects, water bugs, and how they affect our ecosystems.  We also aim to take a small group and head to sampling sites along the Mooloolah River and collect, sort and record the water bugs to determine river health and detect changes to water quality. These events may vary throughout the year, depending on project funding (to be involved contact Jessica

Seed collecting: during certain times of the year a small group heads out to different areas of the catchment to collect local provenance seed, then sort it back at the nursery (to be involved contact nursery:, 5494 5074).

‘Let’s go for a walk’ or ‘Bird Walk’: A crew of nature enthusiasts try a different local walk, spotting fauna, discussing flora, taking photos and enjoying nature (check Facebook for location and time and register via Humanitix).  If you’ve got a local walk you’d love to share with others, contact

We also have a variety of workshops and information sessions held throughout the year. Our members get ‘first look’ at the workshops and discounted rates.

This year we have held the following:

  • Frog Hotel Workshop
  • Eucalypt ID Workshop
  • Rainforest Plant ID Workshop

We also have an annual Open Day and a Bug Day Out. These are fantastic family friendly events, made possible with the support of various grants.

Tree planting days are also held throughout the year. This is a great opportunity to give back to our local community, and assist landholders in restoring valuable native habitats throughout the Mooloolah Catchment area.

If you’re keen to get involved in any of the above, please contact Peter on

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